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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the name assumed in 1870 by members of the Roman Catholic church, who denied the ecumenical character of the Vatican Council, and rejected its decrees, esp. that concerning the infallibility of the pope, as contrary to the ancient Catholic faith.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope

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